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China Payment Survey 2020: Payment delays will increase further because of COVID-19

06/11/2020

In the context of weaker activity in China due to the health crisis, Coface’s latest survey on business payments in China shows a deterioration in payment behaviour in 2019.
66% of surveyed companies reported payment delays. The length of payment delays remained stable at 86 days in 2019. Nevertheless, sectors that have been hit the most by lockdown measures will have to delay payments in order to survive in 2020 and the number of corporate insolvencies should increase.

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Coface Barometer: From a massive shock to a diversified recovery

06/10/2020

Coface forecasts that the recession in 2020 (a 4.4% drop in world GDP) will be stronger than that of 2009. Despite the recovery expected in 2021 (+5.1%) – assuming there is no second wave of the coronavirus pandemic – GDP would remain 2 to 5 points lower in the United States, the eurozone, Japan, and the United Kingdom, when compared to 2019 levels.

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World Trade: despite a sudden interruption, global value chains still have a bright future

05/27/2020

Early 2020 marked by a sudden interruption in world trade, hampered by a global recession and soaring uncertainty

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Termination of extension of the period for notification of overdue account

05/25/2020

Following the containment measures taken by several European governments in connection the fight against spread of the Covid 19 we had decided to provide you with support in the form of an extension of the period for Notifying Overdue Accounts by 60 days. We informed you about this decision at the end of March.

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COVID-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries’ debt

05/06/2020

While the focus has mainly been on China, Europe and the USA so far, the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic are likely to be even more severe in emerging countries.

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